John Turturro is a future Academy Award winner; it's just a shame this won't be the role that does it for him. Also in the storyline is Monica Bellucci's character get impregnated with her mob family knowing about it. Iceland has no iceone Gay Prime Minister. It's a tyranny of beauty then! By the way, that flashback with Nixon, et al. Actually my moms cool enough. Lee may not have another big audience-critical hit until he puts himself as an actor back at the center of one of his movies--I think audiences miss seeing him--but he's seemingly incapable of making a movie that doesn't provoke or amuse.
Nevertheless, the story raises good questions:
`She Hate Me' is amusing, but not Spike Lee's best
He eventually wins the case and is seen with nineteen of the children he helped his lesbian acquaintances make at the end. There is a lot of slack in the film that should have been removed and for some of it the point was totally lost on me but I was thinking all the time and that is a good thing. Conflict is also depicted in the turbulent relationship between Armstrong's mother and his dependent diabetic father Jim Brown. But somehow, Lee saves this one, making it provocative rather than tired. Ellen Barkin and Woody Harrelson waste themselves in these scenes. This, combined with great musical cues featuring tenor saxophone melodies was a nice tip of the fedora to the Film Noir genre. You recognized the cruelty of the company, so you feel with Jack, and because he's such a normal character, you can go along with what he's feeling and everything unfair that happens to him which is a lot.